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The building was delivered in pre-fabricated sections.

Eleco behind Liverpool Travelodge

Liverpool will shortly have a new Travelodge hotel, thanks in no small part to Eleco Timber Frame which has supplied its pre-engineered timber framing solution.

Published:  19 May, 2010

Site Safe is mandatory for UKTFA members

Tackling a hot issue

Following several serious timber frame construction site blazes, the UK Timber Frame Association has launched a major new fire safety initiative. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  25 March, 2010

For the TRADA study, sequestration is considered to be the most important factor

Carbon profit and loss

TRADA membership & marketing manager Rupert Scott discusses a new study designed to quantify the carbon footprint of different timber species

Published:  25 March, 2010

A gap opening on a woodstrip floor

Wood flooring – issues and solutions

TRADA flooring specialist Peter Kaczmar offers solutions to five wood flooring issues that crop up all too often

Published:  25 March, 2010

Figure 1: adding insulated plasterboard

Figure 2: adding battens and insulation internally

Warm front

Robin Lancashire, head of TRADA Technology’s building performance section, outlines how to improve the thermal performance of existing timber frame walls

Published:  24 March, 2010

LVL, such as STEICOultralam, can be machined using traditional tools

LVL steals a march

LV L is used in a wide variety of applications. David Castle reports

Published:  24 March, 2010

Wolf Systems’ easi-joists are being used as open web studs in timber frame panels to accommodate increased levels of insulation

On their metal

Metal web joists' versatility makes them popular. David Castle reports

Published:  24 March, 2010

Finnforest says technical advances are delivering benefits to builders

Engineering works

There is growing demand for I-joists. David Castle reports

Published:  24 March, 2010

Apart from the Douglas fir glulam beams, all the internal timber is red oak

Green never looked so good

Hopkins Architects has achieved the double in Yale University’s new Kroon Hall, a building that is stunning in design and ultra green. Architectural journalist and author Ruth Slavid reports

Published:  23 March, 2010

The buildings had to be complete before winter set in, giving contractors 80 days from start to key handover

Shaken, not stirred

Cross-laminated timber is playing a key role in the rebuild of earthquake-hit L’Aquila in Italy. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  23 March, 2010

A CGI of the completed scheme at Dunoon

Gokay Deveci’s house in Aberdeenshire under construction

Actively passive

RTC Timber Systems has developed its own high performance system and the result is Scotland’s first Passivehaus. Peter Wilson, architect and director of business development for the Centre for Timber Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University, reports

Published:  22 March, 2010

The first car enters the car park

An exterior view

Multi-storey marvel

Sweden’s first timber multi-storey car park has rewritten the design possibilities for urban buildings traditionally the domain of concrete. Stephen Powney reports

Published:  03 March, 2010
More than an academic exercise

The Norwich Open Academy takes building in cross-laminated timber panels to new heights and in new directions. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  03 March, 2010